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Supernatural: Nightmare

Sam has a premonition about a man's death that is staged to look like a suicide. Once Sam convinces Dean to investigate the case, they are puzzled when they can't find proof that something supernatural was behind the death. However, they soon realize that the dead man's son, Max, has telekinesis and is using it to kill off his abusive family members.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x14
Production Number: 2T6913
Airdate: Tuesday February 07th, 2006


Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) Apr 09, 2006
PT (AXN) Jan 08, 2007
FR (TF6) Jan 08, 2007
DE (Pro7) Feb 04, 2008
NL (Net 5) Oct 05, 2008

  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (19 Votes cast)

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Flash
Guest Stars
Brendan FletcherBrendan Fletcher
As Max Miller
Beth BroderickBeth Broderick
As Alice Miller

Co-Guest Stars
Fred KeatingFred Keating
As Neighbor
Avery RaskinAvery Raskin
As Roger Miller
Susinn McFarlenSusinn McFarlen
As Neighbor Lady
Dalias BlakeDalias Blake
As Policeman
Cameron McDonaldCameron McDonald
As Jim Miller
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester

Recap

In a quiet suburban neighborhood in Michigan, a man pulls into his garage and the door closes by itself. The doors lock and the engine starts up, pumping out monoxide fumes. The man is unable to shut off the engine and quickly starts to choke, and soon collapses, dead.....

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bob SegerTwo Plus Twoopening scenes
Bob SegerLuciferSam and Dean driving to Milwaukee


Episode Quotes
Sam: Well, don't look at me like that.
Dean: I'm not looking at you like anything... but I do gotta say, you look like crap.
Sam: Nice... thanks.

(impersonating priests)
Sam: This has got to be a whole new low for us.

Sam: Well, I know one thing I have in common with these people.
Dean: What's that?
Sam: Both our families are cursed.
Dean: Our family’s not cursed... we just had our dark spots.
Sam: Our dark spots are pretty dark.
Dean: You’re... dark.

Max Miller: All these people kept coming with, like, casseroles. I finally had to tell them all to go away. You know, because nothing says “sorry” like a tuna casserole.

Sam: Well, I’ll tell you one thing. We’re lucky we had Dad.
Dean: I never thought I’d hear you say that.

Sam: When Max locked me in that closet, that big cabinet against the door, I moved it.
Dean: You have a little bit more upper body strength than I give you credit for.

Sam: Aren't you worried, man? Aren't you worried that I could turn into Max or something?
Dean: Nope. No way. You know why?
Sam: No, why?
Dean: Because you've got one advantage that Max didn't have.
Sam: Dad? Because Dad's not here, Dean.
Dean: No, me. As long as I'm around, nothing bad is gonna happen to you.

Dean: I know what we need to do about your premonitions. I know where we have to go.
Sam: Where?
Dean: Vegas. (Sam walks away) What? Come on, man. Craps table? We’d clean up!



Episode Goofs
When Alice serves Sam, she pours the coffee into a green cup, but when she hands it to him, it becomes a white cup.


Sam and Dean stay at the Escanaba Motel. However, Escanaba, MI is in the upper peninsula, while Saginaw, the town they refer being in, is in the lower peninsula.

When Sam has his vision and Dean leads him away from the neighbor's house, he has his hand up on Sam's shoulder. When the camera cuts to a new shot from the front, Dean's hand has instantly dropped.


When Alice is chopping up onions, her blade is covered with bits and pieces. In the next shot, as Max enters the room, the knife is clean.


When Max enters the bedroom, Dean starts to lower his hand from Alice's head injury. When the camera cuts to a shot of them from the front, Dean's hand has leaped back up to Alice's head injury again.


When Max shoots Dean in the head, Dean slumps down and his head falls to the right, meaning his head should be to the right of his body.. However, in the next shot, he is laying as if he had slumped to the left.





Cultural References
Dean: Father Simmons, Father Frehley.

Simmons and Frehley are the bassist and lead guitarist respectively, of the popular band KISS.



Analysis
Telekinesis in the Real World

Though it's never been proven that telekinesis has been used for death, as seen in this episode, telekinesis has become increasingly popular in the real world and has been tied to Psychokinesis, or "mind-movement". Many cases have proven that people have the telekinetic ability to influence the behavior of matter via mental activity.

Sam and Dean's relationship

This episode is a good example of the close relationship that has developed between Sam and Dean. Sam was only able to use his telekinesis when Dean was in trouble. Dean also shows that he cares for Sam by telling him that as long as Sam is with him, he won't let anything bad happen to him.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer (1)
Co-Executive ProducerKim Manners  |  John Shiban
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh  |  Peter Johnson
Associate ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Production DesignerJerry Wanek
EditorPaul Karasick
CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorKit Marlatt
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorPattie Robertson
Post Production SupervisorChad E, Beck
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorRaelle Tucker  |  Sera Gamble
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementGeorge A. Grieve
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerScott Ramsey
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Special Effects Make-upToby Lindala
 
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